Safer tackling techniques, concussion-alert devices examined

A number of media outlets recently have examined new methods for monitoring or cutting back on concussions.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch looked at new devices and practice habits that teams are using to prevent concussions in high school football. That includes teaching tackling similar to the Heads Up Football program.

The Los Angeles Times reported about the wireless alert system placed inside helmets by Riddell.

And the Baltimore Sun profiled the maker of Brain Sentry, a sensor system that lights up after certain types of impacts and tells players to get off the field. There were used for the Baltimore Touchdown Club Senior All-Star Game.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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